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Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap To Produce Monopoly Film

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Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that 's production company will be producing a film based on the board game series Monopoly.

The news follows the success of Barbie (2023), also produced by LuckyChap.

Monopoly, which was first published in 1935, is one of the world's most popular board games. It is available in over 100 countries, and CNN reports that the game has sold over 275 million units worldwide. 

LuckyChap will be collaborating with the toy company Hasbro, who currently own the rights to Monopoly, and Lionsgate studios. It has not been confirmed whether Robbie will also star in the film.

Robbie previously told Variety in February that LuckyChap “want to make more films that have the effect that Barbie has.”

In a statement, the production company said “Monopoly is a tip property – pun fully intended. Like all of the best IP, this game has resonated worldwide for generations, and we are so excited to bring this game to life.”

The Hollywood Reporter states that the Monopoly film has been in development for over a decade. Last December, Lionsgate extended its development rights to the board game when it bought Hasbro's Entertainment One (eOne). Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer previously described eOne as “a valuable and highly accretive addition to our business.”

LuckyChap's first production, I, Tonya (2017), received three nominations at the 90th Academy Awards. Allison Janney won the Oscar for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.

Other LuckyChap co-productions include the female revenge film Promising Young Woman (2020) directed by Emerald Fennell, which won the Oscar for Best Screenplay in 2021 while also being nominated in four other categories. More recently, the company's black comedy Saltburn (2023) has become one of Amazon Prime's top 10 worldwide film debuts, according to Deadline.